Our orthodontic clear aligner treatments are precise, so you can straighten your teeth while looking natural whenever you smile. It’s also much easier to eat and clean your teeth. With traditional braces, you have to avoid certain foods that can damage your braces components. You also have to brush and floss while maneuvering around brackets and wires, making it harder to remove bacterial plaque that leads to tooth decay and gum disease. Since the aligners are smooth, there’s no metal hardware to irritate soft tissues or pokey wires to put wax over. The trick is keeping the aligners in your mouth for the recommended time each day to stay on track of your teeth shifting schedule. Otherwise, clean your teeth after eating like you usually would before putting your aligners back in.
Keeping your teeth clean is essential so that your teeth are healthy once you’ve finished straightening them. Switch the aligners out every few weeks and visit our orthodontist every 2-3 weeks to check your progress and pick up your next set of new aligners to gradually shift your teeth.
If you are ready to enlist a teeth-straightening system like Invisalign, our Valley View Dental teams in Romeoville, Naperville, and Montgomery, Illinois have a great clear aligner option for you!
Please give us a call at one of our convenient locations near you and schedule your consultation with a Valley View Dental patient coordinator.